Atelier de Campagne was created by the concerted efforts of Trinidad Castro and Johan de Meulenaere. When they first met about 15 years ago, they discovered that among their affinities, they both had a love for antiques and unique object d’art. Trinidad had a background in Art and Johan had a degree in Interior and Furniture Design. Years later, when Johan returned to his native Belgium, they decided to venture together and create an antique import business. Johan as the creative force in Europe, hunts for and gathers the one-of-a-kind mirrors, chandeliers, and pieces of furniture that they are known for, and also creates new treasures by “marrying” elements from old pieces of furniture with other artifacts, recycled wood, etc. Trinidad on this side of the Atlantic busied himself developing the business and building the clientele by participating in major gift shows, antique fairs, and tending to their store-front. In the summer they both travel through France selecting beauties to bring to the U.S.